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‘Security Threat Groups: The Industry of Gangs’ by Sean Swain, anarchist prisoner (USA)

November 14th, 2017

via itsgoingdown:

This following essay is written by anarchist prisoner, Sean Swain, and was originally released on the Final Straw Radio show. For more info about how to support Sean, go here.

In Ohio prisons, pretty much everyone is in a gang whether they’re in a gang or not. If you’re an Ohio prisoner and you’re not in a gang, prison administrators will put you in one. And if there’s no gang for you, they’ll just create a new one.

The reason is, it’s a federal bloc grant swindle. Here’s how it works:

The U.S. Department of Justice keeps a kind of database on what it calls “Security Threat Groups,” or STGs, not to be confused with STDs, or “sexually transmitted diseases.” The Department of Justice does not monitor chlamydia or gonorrhea. Yet. At least, as far as I know.
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‘All power to the imagination?’ – Text by persecuted anarchist comrade of Anti-Fenix, Lukas Borl (Czech Republic)

November 13th, 2017

When extensive strikes and workers’ and students’ riots took place in France at 1968, one of the slogans back then was “All power to the imagination”. Czech police and courts now have their own interpetation. They assert their authority through fostering their own imagination.

When police wanted the arrest warrant on me, their claimed reasons for that were speculative statements and bunch of random bullshit. Obviously, it was enough for getting the warrant. It is even scary, how powerful their imagination can be.

It was written in certain documents: „Lukáš B. doesn’t have any permanent residence in Czech republic. Based on current investigation it was found out, that in time of October 2015 till December 2015 he was moving on the territory of Slovakian republic in Žilina town surroundings. Then, at April/May he was moving in Slovenia in Ljubljana city surroundings. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘The loneliness of the crowd’ – Another reflection on the events at this year’s London Anarchist Bookfair (UK)

November 13th, 2017

Anarchists are no strangers to conflict or violence. Yet we feel that the way the conflict unfolded at this year’s London Anarchist Bookfair was deeply disturbing and should have nothing to do with anarchism. The organising collective have, as a result of events on the day and subsequent reactions, issued a statement announcing that they will not be doing a Bookfair again next year. What we would like to talk about here though is the worrying climate in which the events took place, and the dangers of dogmas in the anarchist milieu.

The events at the Bookfair

Some individuals attending the Bookfair, one of whom was a Green Party politician, distributed provocative leaflets on the perceived ramifications of changes to the Gender Recognition Act. They were confronted by a group and expelled.

But it didn’t just end there. Having defended those who had distributed the leaflets, Helen Steel (‘HS’), a long-standing agitator and comrade to many, became the group’s next target. HS is known for having fought the infamous ‘McLibel’ trial for over a decade, and was subjected to intrusive state surveillance by an undercover police officer who deceived her into a two-year relationship. HS had not given out the leaflets (contrary to rumour), but had expressed support for those who had, and maintains some positions held by ‘TERFs’ (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists). The crowd demanded she leave. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bristol ABC are asking comrades to support anarchist prisoner Sam Faulder (UK)

November 13th, 2017

ABOUT SAM AND HER CASE: Sam Faulder is an anarchist prisoner currently
serving a life sentence in England. Sam is a miscarriage of justice who
has done over ten years in the prison system.

She has been an anti-authoritarian her whole life and was relentlessly
targeted by police because of her lifestyle choices. After serving
nearly two years on remand, Sam’s trial was a disaster. Police
corruption impacted her trial and her solicitor firm withdrew from her
case three weeks before it began. Her need to appeal coincided with cuts
to legal-aid and she has been trapped in the prison system ever since. Read the rest of this entry »

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Text by Jock Palfreeman about Anarchist Federation “Comrades” (Bulgaria)

November 13th, 2017

Reply to Statement Concerning Prisoners

06.11.17: The text (available only in Bulgarian) released by the FAB (Federation of the Anarchists in Bulgaria) on the webpage of their newspaper ‘Svobodna Misal’ (‘Free Thought’) written by Hristo Nikolov has some valid points. However the question arises ‘what the hell would FAB know about prisons in Bulgaria?’

Instead of the FAB showing solidarity towards prisoners and in this case with myself, the FAB has lead a campaign of lies against me for many years. The actions of the FAB are not only contradictory to their claimed goals and all principles of anything remotely socialist. But when they joined the nationalistic hysteria they became just another apparatus of state oppression themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

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PDF: “La Bomba” #22 – Santiago (Chile)

November 13th, 2017

*Santiago – Chile*

PDF: Sale el número 22 del boletín “La Bomba”

A nuestrxs queridxs lectores en cualquier parte del globo, y a lxs
presxs subversivxs de nuestro territorio. Entregamos para ustedes un
nuevo boletín recopilatorio, el cual esta vez corresponderá a
septiembre.

Empezamos esta recopilación adjuntando acciones que se desarrollaron en
el mes de agosto, como por ejemplo distintas manifestaciones
estudiantiles las cuales culminaron con fuertes enfrentamientos en
varios liceos de la ciudad y en donde la propaganda anárquica e
insurrecta se vio reflejada lejos de lxs convocantes y la
institucionalidad. Los cortes de calle con barricadas, las bombas
molotov contra la policía y los panfletos por los aires llamaban al caos
y a la solidaridad activa con lxs presxs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Le num. 1 de Kairos – Journal anarchiste, vient de paraitre (France)

November 13th, 2017

“En grec ancien, kairos désigne l’idée du moment opportun à saisir, ce
l’occasion favorable, de l’instant propice qui permet le réussite d’une
action au milieu des aléas du monde et des incertitudes des
circonstances extérieures. pour cela, il est nécessaire de passer à la
pratique, d’apprendre à saisir ce kairos, d’une part en cherchant à le
reconnaitre sans se cacher derrière l’alibi facile des circonstances,
d’autre part en se préparant à agir afin de ne pas laisser s’échapper
cette occasion.
En somme, ce journal est un outil pour sortir de la pure abstraction des
idées et inscrire notre discours dans une perspective pratique, dans une
volonté de propager l’action offensive anarchiste et de tendre vers
l’insurrection et le bouleversement de ce monde…”

à télécharger ici :
https://kairosjournal.noblogs.org/post/2017/11/11/kairos-n1-novembre-2017/

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“Barbarian and Ms Daisy” – A Poem on Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides by poet Serkan Engin (Turkey)

November 13th, 2017

Dear friends,

Probably you remember me, because you had already published some of my articles criticising Islam.

I am the first Turkish poet in history who have written a poem about Armenian,
Assyrian and Greek genocides of our Turkish ancestors named “Barbarian and Ms Daisy” which had been accepted to the “Armenian Poetry Project” in 2014.

I wish you publish my poem too.

Best regards
Serkan Engin

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Barbarian and Ms Daisy

(Dedicated to all victims of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides perpetrated by my Turkish ancestors)

yes, you are right Ms Daisy, they came
with the wild winds of Greed, brutally
slaughtered all the innocent letters
written on the wall of Grace, even also babies
by burning them alive, before most of them
could not have a toy in their short-length life
with an insufferable last sequence

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To a Trodden Pansy: Remembering Louis Lingg (USA)

November 13th, 2017

From Plain Words:

Louis Lingg was born on September 9, 1864 in Mannheim, Germany. Early in his life, he began working as a carpenter, eventually involving himself in revolutionary struggles. His politicization compelled him to evade military service, so he fled Germany for Switzerland, only to be expelled in 1885. That summer, Lingg immigrated to the United States, settling in Chicago, one of the epicenters of the vibrant German-American anarchist movement.

On May 3, 1886, police attacked a strike at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company plant, killing two workers. The following day, during a rally against this brutal repression, police attacked demonstrators. In the melee that followed, an unidentified person threw a bomb into the crowd of police, killing seven of them and injuring many others. At least four other people were killed in the ensuing firefight between police and demonstrators. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis, imprisoned members of Revolutionary Struggle on hunger strike (Greece)

November 13th, 2017

November 11, 2017

THE ROTTEN SYSTEM AND THE ABSENCE OF RESISTANCE ARE THE REASONS FOR THE ROTTING OF SOCIETY

Almost 10 years after the outbreak of the crisis with the collapse of the financial system, bank bankruptcy, and seven years after the commencement of the era of the memorandum and the monitoring of the country by the troika (IMF, EC, ECB), the social base in this country has suffered the strongest blow since the Second World War.

Greek puppet governments have definitively delegated substantial economic and political governance to EU supranational organizations and indirectly to the capital markets and are imposing new measures of social euthanasia for large sections of the population in this country, they are now insignificant for their added value to capitalist wealth. That’s why it does not matter if they disappear. This condition of condemnation is also a prerequisite for the survival of the system itself, for the preservation of the political regime, for the perpetuation of capitalism. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Insurrection Cannot Be Negotiated’ – Text by Panagiotis Argyrou, imprisoned member of CCF/FAI (Greece)

November 13th, 2017

Time is the illness of reality. In prison, time seems to poison the atmosphere. The air thickens as though it is flooded with lead filings and each and every day our lungs are infested with this oxygen so toxic that it weighs on us again and again, more so with each passing day.

You feel so burdened that at some point you begin to think that every step you take, removes a day from your life; each step and a day less, each step and a day less…

During these almost 6 years and a half of my imprisonment, I always felt like I was killing so many days while moving endlessly back and forth in courtrooms. I have seen the despicable ritual of trials taking place in the name of Democracy too many times repeatedly and every single time I walked away with packs of decades of sentences on my back.

However, it is not only the harsh sentences imposed on me by all this bureaucratic barbarity which has been grinding lives in the millstone of justice that bothers me the most, but also the arrogant and self-righteous style of the judges that execute our freedom while maintaining the illusion of representing something special. Read the rest of this entry »

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Soli-text from R94, Berlin, to Insurrection Festival, Athens (Germany, Greece)

November 13th, 2017

They call it „Dangerzone“* – but it is just an ungovernable neigbourhood

Greetings from Berlin to Athens

We, individuals and groups from the Rigaer Street, welcome the initiative, to start a discussion about an insurrection and fill it with experiences from the past, current theories and practical possibilities. This is how we understood the call for the Insurrection Festival in Athens.

In the program, we discovered several aspects, that we in the Nordkiez of Friedrichshain are engaged in. There is no anarchist, anti authoritarian or left radical movement in Berlin, there is just a scene. The dullness of the majority of a fascist society, makes it complicated to get moving. In order to destroy overall power structures, we need to search for the confrontation in our local communities. A concentration of people, ideas and structures working against the state, are necessary to be able to protect oneself from outside aggression and be able to actually develop. Read the rest of this entry »

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Declaration of the Solidarity Assembly for Anarchist Prisoner of War Konstantinos Yigtzoglou (Greece)

November 13th, 2017

On the morning of October 28, 2017, comrade Konstantinos ‘Dinos’ Yigtzoglou was captured by the anti-terrorist police. The arrest order, issued by Special Prosecutor E. Nikopoulos, was based on accusations of belonging to a terrorist organization and attempted murder for the letter bomb attack against former-Prime Minister Papadimos. The accusations are based on a mixture of genetic material that was allegedly collected and stored from objects following clashes with law enforcement during a demonstration in 2011, in which the comrade was arrested. This mixture, supposedly related to the explosive attack, is alleged to have been found by the police in the remains of the letter bomb, along with the DNA of Papadimos. The charges against the comrade, combined with the material allegedly found in his possession during his arrest have led to him being prosecuted under the ‘anti-terrorism law’ (187A).

On the same day, a comrade from Konstantinos’s circle of friends was arrested. It is a constant tactic of the anti-terrorist unit to target people from an arrested person’s family or circle of friends as a form of intimidation, and as an attempt to politically and physically isolate detainees. On October 29, Dinos was brought before the investigating judge for a continuation of the detention order, and was warned that he only had 3 days to prepare for his hearing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dmitry Buchenkov, anarchist and last Bolotnaya square defendant, goes into exile (Russia)

November 13th, 2017

Last Bolotnaya Square Defendant Flees Russia

RBC
November 9, 2017

In an interview with Current Time TV, Bolotnaya Square defendant Dmitry Buchenkov said he has left Russia for a European Union country.

He said he has applied for political asylum in this country. Buchenkov failed to say exactly where he had gone.

“I’m calm about the fact I won’t be returning to the motherland soon. I won’t say leaving was easy. Psychologically, of course, I didn’t want to leave,” he noted. “The regime and the entire justice system forced me to take this step.”

He added he was currently not in touch with relatives.

When asked how he managed to cross the Russian border, the Bolotnaya Square defendant said he was “neither the first nor the last person to do it in such circumstances.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Poster for Anti-Fenix Timeline (Czech Republic)

November 13th, 2017

Hello dear comrades,

In addition to the “3 years of lack of evidence” pamphlet, we made a timeline A2 poster “Repressions in so-called Czech republic”. Please spread that <3 ... Please have a look and download for printing and spreading here: https://antifenix.noblogs.org/post/2017/11/10/repressions-in-so-called-czech-republic-timeline-a2-poster/

Have a good day!

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